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  • Alison Mead Richardson posted an update in the group Group logo of Pasifika FIRST (TVET)Pasifika FIRST (TVET) 1 year, 1 month ago

    We are excited to be making the final arrangements for the Regional TVET OER workshop to be help in Suva, Fiji during the last week of June. 24 participants from 9 Pacific countries will learn new tools and techniques for developing OER course materials in different formats.

    Planned learning outcomes are:
    • develop hands-on skills in searching and location of OER for teaching and learning;
    • develop a deeper understanding of licensing mechanisms of OER with a special emphasis on Creative Commons;
    • develop capacities in ODL course design which incorporate the philosophies of OER;
    • use Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) tools to create and repurpose OER for courses;
    • use mobile phones to create quality learning videos for courses;
    • create interactive animations for courses; and
    • sensitise academic staff on the institutional policy frameworks on the use/reuse and distribution of OER.

    We will ask participants to share their experience here.

    Thanks to our great partners at Pacific TAFE for hosting the workshop.

  • Alison Mead Richardson and Profile picture of Michael CoghlanMichael Coghlan are now friends 1 year, 2 months ago

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    • Hello Charles
      Welcome to PACFOLD learn. We hope you will find interesting conversations here about open and distance learning and how it can relate to PNG. I have sent you an invite to join the COL Focal Points group.

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  • Alison Mead Richardson posted an update 1 year, 2 months ago

    Preparing for the Pacific regional OER for TVET workshop in Fiji in June. An opportunity for TVET instructors to gain skills in OER materials development. Hosted by Pacific TAFE.

  • Alison Mead Richardson started the topic Welcome to Pasifika FIRST in the forum Group logo of Pasifika FIRST (TVET)Pasifika FIRST (TVET) 1 year, 5 months ago

    This Forum is a place to introduce yourself to the group. Please tell us where you are from, where you work, what you teach and what you are interested in regarding FOL TVET. Please feel free to engage with other members here.

  • Alison Mead Richardson replied to the topic Pacific TVET Reports & Materials in the forum Group logo of Pasifika FIRST (TVET)Pasifika FIRST (TVET) 1 year, 5 months ago

    Tuvalu writing workshop

    Through our work with Tuvalu teachers, new TVSD courses in Basic Painting Skills and Basic Sewing Skills have been developed as OER. Please feel free to review and use these materials if they are of use to you. Please note they are made available under a CC-BY-SA licence which asks you to acknowledge the original writers of the the materials and share any new version that you make.

    All feedback welcome!

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    Course Name: Basic Sewing Skills

    Writers: Tiesi Filipo Koepke; Salakeima Feleti; Lilivanu Maketi; Kirara Akeimo

    Instructional Design Editor: Michael Coghlan

    Date Created: January 2017

    Abstract: This course is an introduction to basic sewing skills and forms part of the Tuvalu Technical & Vocational Development Programme as a level 1 course. It is intended for school leavers and community groups in Pacific Island Nations who have limited knowledge or experience of basic sewing skills. Specifically, the course covers basic sewing equipment, the sewing machine, and hand stitching.

    Country: Tuvalu

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    Course name: Basic Painting Skills

    Date Created: January 2017

    Writers: Uelese Obrien; Taualo Penivao; Vaelei Pouniu; Esau Teagai; Moti Silo

    Instructional Design Editor: Michael Coghlan

    Abstract: This course is an introduction to basic painting skills and forms part of the Tuvalu Technical & Vocational Development Programme, Painting and Decorating as a level 1 course. It is intended for students starting from Year 7, school leavers and community groups in Pacific Island Nations who have limited knowledge or experience of painting. Specifically, the course covers painting tools and safety, surface preparation, and how to apply paint.

    Country: Tuvalu

     

     

     

  • Alison Mead Richardson replied to the topic Challenges of Flexible TVET in the Pacific in the forum Group logo of Pasifika FIRST (TVET)Pasifika FIRST (TVET) 1 year, 5 months ago

    The design, development and integration of TVET courses by the University of the South Pacific (USP) poses several core challenges in terms of designing the course package to be published as an Open Education Resource (OER), up-skilling the Instructional designers to design competency-based distance TVET courses and effectively incorporating it in a higher education institution. While USP’s Strategic Plan 2013-2018 emphatically supports TVET, the process of operationalising the objectives has exposed several problem areas.

    This paper focuses specifically on the challenges of designing and delivering competency based, distance, TVET materials to USP’s regional students spread over an area of 33,000,000 km2 of ocean. Prominent among these challenges are the infancy of TVET design knowledge at a higher education institution like USP, over 200 active, indigenous language communities learning in one language (English), limited ICT infrastructure and hugely diverse social and economic backgrounds.

    Designing TVET Courses for the first time at the University of the South Pacific
    Dr Theresa Koroivulaono  and Shashi Kerishma Seth

  • This topic highlights the challenges faced by TVET educators in making courses more flexible to improve access to good quality skills training.

    Please share any challenges you face – or any good practices to share.

  • Alison Mead Richardson posted an update in the group Group logo of Pasifika FIRST (TVET)Pasifika FIRST (TVET) 1 year, 6 months ago

    Greetings to new members of the Pasifika FIRST special interest group. Please post a short introduction and tell us of your experience in ODFL in TVET.
    FIRST is an acronym – Flexible, Innovative, Responsive, Skills Training

  • Alison Mead Richardson posted an update in the group Group logo of ODFL ResearchODFL Research 1 year, 6 months ago

    Greetings to our new members and thanks for joining the special interest group on ODFL research. Please post a short introduction and share your research interests with the group. You can also tell us if you are looking for resources or have things to share (or both?)

  • Alison Mead Richardson posted an update in the group Group logo of COL Focal PointsCOL Focal Points 1 year, 6 months ago

    Looking forward to welcoming the COL Pacific Focal Points to this group:

    Australia Ms Bethany Wellings
    Policy Officer, UN & Commonwealth Section, International Organisations Branch
    Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

    Kiribati Mrs Kaaro Neeti
    Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education

    Nauru Dr Maria Gaiyabu
    Secretary for Education, Ministry of Education

    New Zealand Mr Matthew Allen
    Development Manager – Multilateral Partnerships, Humanitarian, and Multilateral Division, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade

    Papua New Guinea Mr Bob Kiakari
    Superintendent, Flexible, Open and Distance Learning
    Department of Education

    Papua New Guinea Mr Charles Mabia
    Assistant Director, Institutional Development Branch,
    Department of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology

    Samoa Muagututi’a Dr Ioana Chan Mow
    Associate Professor, Computing Education, National University of Samoa

    Solomon Islands Mr James Bosamata
    Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD)

    Tonga Lady Siatukimoana Vaea
    Deputy Chief Executive Officer for Post Secondary Education
    Tonga Institute of Higher Education, Ministry of Education and Training (MOET)

    Tuvalu Mr Neaki Letia
    Acting Director, Education Department, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports

    Vanuatu Mr George Jonathan Maeltoka
    Director, Tertiary Education Department, Ministry of Education & Training

  • Alison Mead Richardson posted an update in the group Group logo of COL Focal PointsCOL Focal Points 1 year, 6 months ago

    Australia Ms Bethany Wellings
    Policy Officer
    UN & Commonwealth Section, International Organisations Branch
    Department of Foreign Affairs and Trad
    Kiribati Mrs Kaaro Neeti
    Permanent Secretary
    Ministry of Education

    Nauru Dr Maria Gaiyabu
    Secretary for Education
    Ministry of Education

    New Zealand Mr Matthew Allen
    Development Manager – Multilateral
    Partnerships, Humanitarian, and Multilateral Division
    New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade
    Papua New Guinea Mr Bob Kiakari
    Superintendent, Flexible, Open and Distance Learning
    Department of Education
    Papua New Guinea Mr Charles Mabia
    Assistant Director, Institutional Development Branch
    Department of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology

    Samoa Muagututi’a Dr Ioana Chan Mow
    Associate Professor, Computing Education
    National University of Samoa

    Solomon Islands Mr James Bosamata
    Deputy Permanent Secretary
    Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD)

    Tonga Lady Siatukimoana Vaea
    Deputy Chief Executive Officer for Post Secondary Education
    Tonga Institute of Higher Education
    Ministry of Education and Training (MOET)

    Tuvalu Mr Neaki Letia
    Acting Director, Education Department
    Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports

    Vanuatu Mr George Jonathan Maeltoka
    Director
    Tertiary Education Department
    Ministry of Education & Training

  • Alison Mead Richardson wrote a new post, TVSD in Tuvalu 1 year, 6 months ago

    Tuvalu to date has very little ongoing technical or skills training for early school leavers or students who are not suited to academic streams, or for adults who need to develop new technical or trade skills, or […]

  • Alison Mead Richardson wrote a new post, TVET OERs in Engine Maintenance 1 year, 6 months ago

    The Ministry of Education & Training in Vanuatu is spearheading the development of a new programme in small engine user maintenance to be accredited by the Vanuatu Qualifications Authority. With support from a COL […]

  • Alison Mead Richardson joined the group Group logo of Pasifika FIRST (TVET)Pasifika FIRST (TVET) 1 year, 6 months ago

  • Alison Mead Richardson posted an update in the group Group logo of Pasifika FIRST (TVET)Pasifika FIRST (TVET) 1 year, 8 months ago

    Flexible open learning approaches to skills training was the topic of a full session at the Pan Commonwealth Forum on Open, Online and Flexible Learning for Sustainable Development held in November in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. There were presentations from Ghana, Kenya, Bangladesh and Vanuatu!

  • Alison Mead Richardson posted an update 1 year, 8 months ago

    COL partners from Tuvalu and Vanuatu are participating in a workshop on monitoring and evaluation through tracer studies in Kuala Lumpur. Partners from 11 countries are sharing their experiences and skills in doing tracer studies.

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